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HBO airing its Scientology documentary, ‘Going Clear’ on March 16

GoingClearCoverYour proprietor will be at the world premiere of Alex Gibney’s documentary on Scientology, Going Clear, at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, but you won’t have to wait very long to see the film for yourself. At a winter TV critics meeting, HBO revealed that it will be airing its documentary on the television network on Monday, March 16.

Gibney is maybe the best documentary filmmaker working today, and we know that HBO is expecting a lot of this two-hour movie. Gibney’s production company is being pretty tight-lipped about the contents of the documentary, saying only that it is partly based on Lawrence Wright’s 2013 book of the same name and that it portrays eight former members of the church.

We have some ideas about what’s going to be in the movie, but we have only a little more than two weeks to wait to see the full feature and we’ll fill you in then.

If you’re planning to set up watching parties for March 16 let us know in the comments!



Angry Gay Pope photographs the renovations at KCET

The Pope took his camera to film another foray at Scientology’s properties in Los Angeles, and he sent us some stills of the work being done at the old KCET studios to turn them into a new “media center.”




AGP was watched wherever he went by security personnel and cameras…



And he saw workers he assumed were on the Rehabilitation Project Force, the Sea Org’s prison detail…


And he said he’s still wondering what this man’s T-shirt indicated. Perhaps someone in our comments will know what “SMP” stands for…

…and of course the answer came quick — it stands for “Scientology Media Productions”



Bonus photos from our tipsters

Jamie Fisher has seen the light, and it is Xenu-powered!


Learn the secrets of OT 3 that Jamie just learned, save yourself thousands!

Yesterday’s full page ad in the USA Today…


Scientologists are using social media more than ever. Drop us a line if you spot them posting images to Instagram or Facebook!



16 days until Alex Gibney’s film Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief opens at the Sundance Film Festival at 2:30 pm on Sunday, January 25 in Park City, Utah

3 days until our special Underground Bunker announcement at noon, January 12

Posted by Tony Ortega on January 9, 2015 at 07:00

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